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The Effects of Consumerism on the Environment

Jun 19, 2008
We are at present in a situation where the planet's ecology is not coping with all the pollution because of a huge, continuously increasing, consumer demand. This excessive demand for consumer goods has created most of the current ecological imbalances. These ecological imbalances will become a much greater problem than most people expect this to be. These imbalances have already caused ecological disasters in different places all over the world, with many more to follow.

This rate of consumption is increasing at an alarming rate. This will cause enormous ecological devastation in the future, to the extent that around 2025, people will need to complete major changes in their lifestyles to avoid the worst possible scenario.

The greenhouse gas effect is now so great that around 2015, the whole planet will experience the result of rising temperatures in a far more severe way than most people will expect.

While most people have begun to notice that the climate is changing they may not have understood that these climate changes are the forerunner of a much more serious problem. As a result most people are not altering their lifestyles, reducing their ecological footprint, resulting in a further increase of the present ecological imbalance.

With the continuing increase in environmental damage there will come a time where this will reach a point of no return, whereby the planet will no longer be able to support its own functioning. It is expected that by the year 2025, the planet will no longer be able to cope with the severe ecological damage. This will mainly be caused due to present geological stresses, further increase of global warming, and further destruction of the planet's ecology which is so needed by the planet to provide support for its overall functioning.

It is of benefit for people to look at how they live their life and what they can do to change their lifestyle, so that an excessive need for goods and products will not become a major drive in one's life. This may be difficult to do while the overall consensus is to buy more products. However, this is not reducing consumerism. At times, products may be needed to improve a lifestyle; however, people often wish to increase their buying and spending power and buy more products so they can feel better or can keep up with others. Thus, this need for an increase in products in the household creates an increase in the number of products manufactured, which in turn often results in an increase in environmental damage.

While humanity needs consumer goods, the impact these products or the production processes can have on the ecology has to be reduced. To save the environment humanity can no longer continue to increase its consumption of goods and, this should therefore not be encouraged. The human race needs to envisage a future whereby people still have their comforts but without the throw-away and polluting aspects of living, as is happening in most modern-day societies.

It is important that the planet's worsening environmental crisis is taken seriously and action is taken to make adequate change to prevent a looming ecological crisis within the next twenty years. A simpler, less polluting lifestyle will result in a more manageable, sustainable environment, which as a result can function better as a support structure for the planet's overall functioning.

Mia's book "New Concepts for Business and Humanity" discusses consumerism and its effect on the environment in more detail. From Spirit's perspective your own future is at stake. It is important to reconsider your own ways of spending and not falling into the trap of consumerism for the sake of your own wellbeing.
About the Author
Mia den Haan is an author who has worked in the information technology sector since the early seventies, both in Europe and Australia. Mia has also received information about the planet's future in various forms, such as visions, dreams, and through channelings.
She makes this information available through her writing and website. She has received information on various topics, such as the planet and its future, the role of the True Self, and on a new method to help humanity at large find solutions in a new way, based on higher awareness. A free download of the first chapter of her book called New Concepts for Business and Humanity can be downloaded from www.miadenhaan.com
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